This morning, March 22, Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene announces that the disease is confirmed to be Ebola. The case count is now 49 cases with 34 deaths: 5 new deaths overnight.
Early this afternoon, a Reuters report said there might be a case in Sierra Leone. A little later, Le Monde reports 80 cases and “at least 59 dead.”
About an hour ago, just after 3:00 p.m. PST, another Reuters report says Sierra Leone authorities are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy in the town of Buedu, very close to the Guinea border and the town of Guéckédu.
And just half an hour ago, a reader named Henrik leaves a comment saying his daughter, a doctor in Foya, Liberia, reports one confirmed Ebola deaths and has heard that Ebola is in Monrovia, the capital.
It’s now 11:15 p.m. in Conakry, and I don’t know if we’ll get any more reports from Guinea or its neighbours until Sunday morning, their time. But this has certainly been an eventful day.